Friday, August 23, 2019

We are excited to announce the FREE opening reception for our CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS exhibition at the Theater For The New City Gallery on Monday, September 16th from 6-8:30 PM.

FREE BEER & WINE & LIGHT BITES will be provided! 

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2019 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the East Village Community Coalition, James & Karla taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and to connect with the proprietors through personal interviews. 

"CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS" is a photography and oral history exhibition at the Theater For The New City Gallery located at 155 First Avenue near 10th Street.

The exhibition is free to see (open every day from 10 am to 10pm) and is on display until October 27, 2019.


Hudson. Working a campaign for Safari Magazine (Japan).







Thursday, August 22, 2019

Swallow Café on Bogart Street is highlighted in our latest YouTube video.

This café which is decorated in antique furniture and #vintage iron lamps was founded by Mike Saleh. We love 💙the facade painted with a swallow. Facade painted by http://noentrydesign.com/

Full episode: https://youtu.be/5cbKFflY1_I 

To see more of the interior of @swallowcafenyc Bushwick location and to see the espresso we ordered and had with our dog @hudsonpittienyc while we walked back home to the East Village, please watch our Bushwick: Polaroid, Vinyl & Pizza episode on our YouTube channel JamesandKarla (direct link in bio) and please subscribe as will be posting new videos weekly, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC. 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Our latest YouTube video highlights Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, which is known for their imaginative brick-oven pizzas.

Full video: https://youtu.be/5cbKFflY1_I

This sprawling restaurant housed in a former warehouse space not only has a take-away section where you can get many different pizzas but also salads 🥗 and cheese 🧀 and meat plates and even brunch items 🥞🍳🥓🍔that you can eat in their outside garden. Roberta’s also has a sit-down restaurant.

• To see more of the creative pies @robertaspizza being made in their wood-fired oven and the interior of their Bushwick location and to see the #pizza that we ordered and had in their garden area with our dog @hudsonpittienyc please watch our Bushwick: Polaroid, Vinyl & Pizza episode on our YouTube channel JamesandKarla (direct link in bio) and please subscribe as will be posting new videos weekly, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC. 

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Our latest YouTube video highlights Brooklyn Film Camera in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Full video: https://youtu.be/5cbKFflY1_I

The shop, which was founded by Kyle Depew, a Polaroid and film technician, specializes in selling #vintage Polaroid refurbished cameras including a vast selection of #SX70 models as well as other #analog cameras 📷. 

• To see more of the interior of @brooklynfilmcamera and to see the vast selection of #PolaroidCamera this shop has, please watch our Bushwick: Polaroid, Vinyl & Pizza episode on our YouTube channel JamesandKarla and please subscribe as will be posting new videos weekly, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC. 

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Our latest YouTube video highlights Superior Elevation Records on White Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Full Video: https://youtu.be/5cbKFflY1_I

This independently-owned vinyl shop, which was founded by Tom Noble and co-owner Ellen Kanamori specializes in disco, soul and house vinyl records but also carries funk LPs, jazz, reggae and international #vinyl. According to Tom "they carry pretty much every song (the legendary DJ) Larry Levan ever played. 

To go #cratedigging with us at @superiorelevation and to see the vast selection of #vinylrecords this shop has, please watch our Bushwick: Polaroid, Vinyl & Pizza episode on our YouTube channel JamesandKarla (direct link in bio) and please subscribe as will be posting new videos weekly, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC. 

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Bushwick: Polaroid, Vinyl & Pizza is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!

In this video, we visit many independently-owned shops in Bushwick, Brooklyn including a polaroid and film camera studio, a vinyl record store, a popular pizzeria restaurant and a coffee shop.

We start the day with a visit to the Harrison Place artist loft of Brooklyn Film Camera, which specializes in selling refurbished vintage Polaroid and film cameras.

We then visit and go crate digging at Superior Elevation Records on White Street, which sells disco, soul, house, funk, jazz, reggae and international vinyl records in a cool basement space.

We then walk around some streets of Bushwick, looking at graffiti and street art before heading to Roberta's, a popular pizzeria, bakery and restaurant with an outdoor garden and tiki bar on Moore Street. Roberta's, which is housed in a sprawling former warehouse complex, is known for its imaginative pizzas that are made in wood-fired ovens. We get a delicious pizza from their take away and dine with our dog Hudson in their outdoor garden.

After having our Margherita pie, we check in with graffiti artist friends, Spot KMS and Binho, and watch them as they paint a wall on the street. We also visit with another NYC graffiti artist, Yes1, who speaks with us and shows us another great warehouse spot with lots of graffiti art.

We end the day with a visit to Swallow Cafe on Bogart Street, where we get a coffee and espresso to invigorate ourselves before heading back home to the East Village of Manhattan with our dog Hudson, who makes a new friend along the way.

We would love for you to subscribe to our channel and hit the thumbs up and notification bell and please share if you enjoy the video. We will be posting new videos weekly, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC and in our next special episode, we will be highlighting small businesses with amazing neon signage.

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